Toy Trucks for Kids

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Project by ccanderson102 posted 06-21-2012 02:24 PM 2117 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wish I could claim this as my own design but it is not. My son received a truck like this one for his second birthday from my grandmother who found it at a craft fair in Wisconsin. All the kids at the birthday party liked the truck so much that I made a fleet of them for Christmas gifts.

The best part about this truck is the simplicity. Only simple tools are required, materials are standard dimensions and there are no metal fasteners.

The material list is
2×4 – ripped to 1-1/15×3 for the frame and body the waste makes the bumpers.
2×4 – 2-1/8 in wheel cut from the 2×4 using a 2-1/2 inch hole saw
1×6 – box bottom
1×4 – box sides and cab roof
3/4×3/4 – cab sides and spacer between the frame and box
5/16 dowel – axles
1-1/2 closet rod or 1 inch dowel – Fuel tanks

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 03:37 PM

love em .a big fleet of trucks .a kid and their imagination will move a ton of stuff all over the world with these

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 04:04 AM

Well, you did a wonderful job and I am sure they will be well used

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 10:33 AM

Great, now you have a lifetime project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 11:08 AM

Fine looking trucks!

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 02:37 PM

With all the plastic, high tech, computer chipped toys out now….......Isn’t it wonderful that kids love wood trucks?
And you hand made these toys for them. I think they prize that more.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 06:54 AM

Simple, strong and a toy to give hours of play…....great trucks.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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